ISLAMABAD: A special anti-terror court extended remand of three suspects in the Imran Farooq murder case by 14 days, Aaj News reported.
ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi conducted the hearing of the case. He approved remand of the three suspects –Moazzam Ali Khan, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali —handed them over to FIA.
Earlier, district and sessions judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan had granted Federal Investigation Agency seven days physical custody of the three accused, and directed the agency to produce them before the court on January 4.
Last month, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) named three Muttahida Qauimi Movement (MQM) leaders including MQM chief Altaf Hussain in Imran Farooq murder case.
The lawsuit has been filed by counter-terrorisms department of FIA in Pakistan.
The other accused in the murder case are Muhammed Anwar and Iftikhar Hussain. The announcement of accusation in the lawsuit has been made before announcing of LB polls in Karachi.
Anwar is accused of being Altaf Hussain’s accomplice in the murder. He was arrested by London Metropolitan Police into allegation of money laundering on 1st April this year. The senior party member and close aide of Altaf was later sacked from the party’s central coordination committee on 12th July.
The party said the move came owing to Anwar’s continued illness, which had often caused him to “remain absent from crucial meetings.”
Anwar lives in London and his association with party chief Altaf Hussain spans two decades. He has been associated with the party since 1989.